Disease, Genetics Of
Genetics is believed to play a role in almost every human disease. Even for diseases traditionally described as environmental, such as tuberculosis and HIV, scientists are discove...
Growth, which usually refers to skeletal growth since it determines final adult height, is an extremely complex process. As such, it is susceptible to a wide range of genetic and phys...
Triplet Repeat Disease
Trinucleotide, or triplet repeats, consist of three consecutive nucleotides that are repeated within a region of DNA (for example, CCG CCG CCG CCG CCG).
Expansion of a triple...
Even at birth the whole individual is destined to die, and perhaps his organic disposition may already contain the indication of what he is to die from.
—Sigmund Freud, 1924
The human genome is composed of roughly three billion DNA base pairs. Each somatic cell of the body contains two copies of the entire genome, one inherited from the mother through t...
Genetic Disorders and Diseases
Variations within the DNA sequence of a particular gene affect its function, and may cause or predispose an individual a particular disease. Alterations in the genome ma...
Virtually all diseases involve genetic factors to some extent. Diseases that appear to result from simple mutations of single genes are often referred to as hereditary diseases, an...
History of Genetics: Selected Studies on the Impact of Genetic Diseases
Though nearly all present scientific understanding of genetic diseases has been accomplished in the past century; the diseases t...
Polygenic Inheritance and Disorders
The inheritance of polygenic traits depends upon the interaction of two or more genes. This is sometimes confused with the idea of multiple alleles, which are just ...
Single-gene disorders, also called monogenic disorders, are defects caused by a mutant allele of a single gene that results in the functional loss of a protein. Single-gene disor...
Statistical Analysis of Genetic Syndromes
Because of computer technologies, genetics has benefited during the past 20 years from specific and complex explanations of the mechanisms leading to genetic ...
Conditions with a link to the individual's genetic make-up.
Genetic disorders are conditions that can be traced to an individual's heredity. Many of these disorders are...